|11/9/2018 2:11:00 PM|
For the last few months, Dodgeville has seen construction take place on Highway 191.
Last month, mainlines of the roadway from Bishop Street to Iowa Street were graded out. Driveways were also removed, along with new crush stone installed as the new asphalt's base.
For the last couple weeks, Rule Construction, contractor on the project, has been pouring new sidewalks, driveways, temporarily impacting resident's driveways. A first layer of asphalt has been laid out, and a second coat will be laid out, depending on cooperative weather conditions.
Once ashpalt is completed, landscaping will begin, keeping the project on schedule to be completed.
As a reminder, Highway 191 will remain closed until the completion of the project, which is expected to conclude in mid-November.
This path will be closed to through traffic only. The highway remains open to residents, businesses, municipal services, and all emergency services.
More information on the Highway 191 project can be found on
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018
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Voting: Let’s Get to Work
OK Ms. and/or Mr. Politician. You won the election good for you. Now let’s get to work and fix our broken voting system. Our goal should be to develop a simple and fair process that encourages everyone to vote.
1. Start by adopting Colorado’s mail in voting process. It is about 5 years old and seems to work well for the eligible citizens of CO. We do not need to “reinvent the wheel” by creating our own process. Some other states’ (e.g. Oregon & Washington) mail-in procedures may also be considered.
2. Make voter registration easy with minimal paperwork. Registration should be automatic on a person’s 18th birthday.
3. It is time to get rid of gerrymandering done by political parties. A simple computer algorithm can be used to draw the district boundaries. This would be fair for voters, and for the politicians trying to represent their districts.
4. Abolish the electoral college and replace it with a fair popular vote (simple one person-one vote) process. People may then believe that their single vote does count.
5. Consider making voting mandatory. It works in 22 other countries. Perhaps the government could give voters a $100 tax credit for voting!
In the current 2018 mid-term election, with all the media hoopla, only about half of the eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot. That is totally unacceptable in a democracy! Let’s move our voting process forward and retire ineffective procedures of the past.
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